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Inner States

A series of first-person films

A man in a car looks to a woman on his left

A series of pivotal films that reveal inner personal and political truths, shot from a first-person perspective, including the work of Raed Andoni, Laurie Anderson and Jafar Panahi.

Every film in this series offer, in some way, a journey to the inner sanctum of the self: be it the experience of loss, loneliness, madness, or just the simplicity of keen observation from a unique vantage point.

At a time when social norms are rapidly changing and the boundaries between private and public are less and less clear, they offer a profound insight into a cinematic account of the self and its relation to others and to the world.

Co-curated with Alisa Lebow, Professor of Screen Media, University of Sussex

Supported by Sussex Docs, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex